Multi-Seasons Greetings from the Kamikaze family!
If there is anything we can say with absolute certainty about 2016, it is that procrastination has paid off.
Let this be a lesson to those of you who wrapped up your annual Christmas greetings in time to still have a pumpkin seed left of faith in humanity, a smidgen of hope left for the future or a kernel of expectation that things are going to be okay. They still might. But there is every reason to believe 2017 may be the kind of year where the best you can hope for is one or two good hair days.
This is where delusional thinking and a little long range perspective can really pay off. And by "pay off" we do not mean to suggest solvency. Solvency is still a ways off for those of us who encouraged our children to go to college just as the bottom was falling out of the word business.
But perspective came gift wrapped this year. That is not a metaphor. Trust me. A year of writing pharmaceutical tweets and task lists formatted into spread sheets for no apparent reason has left me with very little in the way of metaphors. Or literacy.
I mean it actually came gift wrapped, because it was an actual gift.
Mr. Kamikaze, with his instinctive gift for gift-giving, put a bunch of new camera lenses under the tree for me and I have to say, I am loving the long-range view, artistically and in every other way.
This image of a squirrel taking advantage of our Halloween decor at Christmas - which took me only a few hours and a half a bottle of snow-chilled pinot grigio to capture - has left me feeling far more artistic than is justified.
the Kamikaze Family
from the holiday archives: The 12 Days of Teen Christmas